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Lockdown got you down? Miss live music? The Dryden Theatre has the next best thing with this series of concert films. Filmmakers had always been attempting to record sound along with motion picture film, but it was advancements in synchronized recording in the 1950s and the portability of 16mm cameras that made documenting real-time music performances possible.
“Race film” is a term coined to refer to films with Black casts created for Black audiences during the time period from 1915 to 1950. This summer, the Dryden Theatre presents four silent feature-length race films as they were meant to be seen—on film, with an audience, with live accompaniment.
For over five years, photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre traveled throughout the United States documenting the life stories of transgender and gender nonconforming older adults, individuals whose experiences exist within the complex intersections of gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic class, and geographic location.
Joan Crawford’s home movies, held in the George Eastman Museum collection, offer a different perspective on the Hollywood icon.
Bea Nettles explores the narrative potential of photography through constructed images often made with alternative photographic processes. This exhibition originally opened on January 31, 2020, but just six weeks later, the museum had to close due to COVID-19 and a virtual version was offered online. Now, the Eastman Museum is pleased to bring the exhibition back to our galleries for visitors to explore in person.
Artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden uses photography to engage some of the most challenging subject matter of our time. Working across genres he critically examines race, masculinity, sexuality, and gender in the United States.